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Canada's skip Rachel Homan

In all, five former UMD players skated in what may be a preview for the gold medal game: Rooney and All-American defenseman Sidney Morin for the US, and Lacrocque, forward Haley Irwin and All-American defenseman Brigette Lacquette. 'We just got to kind of keep it coming'.

"Yeah, I do, I do (hate the triple Axel)", said Chan, who's competing in his final Olympics. He has 39 points in 44 games for the Kunlun Red Star and Metallurg Magnitogorsk and impressed Hockey Canada.

It is so full of spirit and intrigue and angst and unknown that even a semi-meaningless game in the round-robin tournament like the one played here Thursday is just the latest chapter to be written in their ever expanding textbook of hockey drama.

As for South Korea, they showed well in their first every Olympic Ice Hockey game.

But what the Swiss saw in a Canadian team that would easily cruise by them in the 2018 men's Olympic tournament opener for both countries was all too familiar. "Today, it was about sticking with the process and I think our girls did a good job with that". "They're not going to be pretty goals but we'll work hard and hopefully make our country proud".

Canada plays the United States on Saturday.

Canada goaltender Ben Scrivens said if a player could win the Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey, Wolski would be automatic. "I'm really happy, especially with Genevieve's performance". After a blanked end in the first, Canada scored two in the second off of another takeout hammer throw by skip Rachel Homan. With Megan Keller in the box for interfering with Poulin, Natalie Spooner in her 100th global game spun and hit Agosta in the slot with a backhanded pass. Agosta's shot went off goalie Maddie Rooney's glove and in for the goal.

Canadian flags were visible all around the 6,000-seat arena but so were empty chairs.

Canada led 4-0 six minutes into the second period, chasing Swiss starting goalie Leonardo Genoni.

"I think the speed is huge but I think we're moving the puck very well". Simmerling, who has plans to return to cycling leading into Tokyo 2020, started with the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver in alpine skiing, then 2014 Olympics in Sochi in ski cross, and finally transitioned to track cycling for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where she won bronze with the Canadian track pursuit squad.

Switzerland pushed back at the end of the second period, keeping the puck in the Canadian zone but could not convert the pressure.

The question is: If these two teams were this intense and physical in a game where essentially only the choice of sweater color in the gold medal game was on the line, how much are they going to bring it (if and) when they meet for the actual medal one week from today?

Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won gold with 235.90 while reigning world champions Sui Wenging and Han Cong of China took silver with 235.47.

Spain's Javier Fernandez was second with 107.58 and Japan's Shoma Uno scored 104.17 for third.

Nurse doubled Canada's lead with a well-placed wrister at 14:56 of the middle frame.